Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930's Paris. He fixes clocks and other gadgets as he learned to from his father and uncle. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his father is a broken automaton, that needs fixing & a heart-shaped key. On his adventures to fix it, Hugo meets a cranky old man who works in the train station toy booth & his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, & as he discovers it, the old man starts remembering his past and his significance to the world of film-making.
Winner of the Best Visual Effacts at the 2012 Oscars
Winner of Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture at the 2012 VES Awards
Winner of Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture at the 2012 VES Awards
Hugo was my first professional project on which I was a modeller & texture artist on. This involved creating props from either concept drawings or the reference photographs provided. I also adjusted various CG sets, as well as providing compositors with stripped down versions of sets for nuke projections.